The Robot Cult Takes Shape

When I saw the three-legged spindle drones from 40k’s Blackstone Fortress set, I knew I had to create a cool science fantasy styled warband for Frostgrave using them as my “hounds.” In finding Warmachine’s art deco-themed Convergence of Cyriss faction, I knew I had my wizard and other figures.

I had begun to purchase and convert some of these miniatures this spring before the severity of the pandemic became apparent. When the world shut down, I put what I had of this warband in a box until the past few days.

For my robot cult, it’s a mix of manufacturers with all models getting at least some conversions – a few pretty significantly:

  • Retro robot archers are from Hydra Miniatures
  • Floating wizard and the two female robots (with claws and the axe) are Warhamchine Convergence of Cryriss
  • Three-legged “hounds” are from 40k Blackstone Fortress, as is the electro-priest looking guy with the open tome
  • The “houndsman” is a Reaper base
  • The other, hooded human figure is from Scibor

These ended up being significantly larger than the other minis in the other warbands – but I’m not helped by using dwarves and small ragdolls in those contexts, either.

I finished priming these this morning and gave them a quick base wash for contrast.

The full warband, primed and given a quick wash.

Some additional close ups follow here.

Like I said, I’m still getting the hang of conversions with green stuff, pinning, etc. But they look okay enough from tabletop distance.

L to R: treasure hunter or other utlity soldier, a crossbowman, and an archer or marksman

Blackstone Fortress “hounds” and their houndsman, likely classed as a Ranger

The sisters – the big heavies. Uncertain as to classes, yet.

And lastly, the central Wizard, the Apprentice (ala human apostle) to the right, and scribe (vis-a-vis a Thug) to the left.

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  1. […] My gaming focus has been largely with developing and playtesting the Renaissance skirmish rules over the past few months, but with the faintest glimmers of light appearing at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel – and the hope that organizing gaming might return in time, I’ve circled back to a Frostgrave warband that’s been sitting primed and abandoned since the fall. […]

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